First team players


GRANT SHENTON - goalkeeper (28)

‘Shents’ joined the club in the summer of 2019 after departing Chester FC. After a spell of reserves football at FC United of Manchester, Grant made his non-league name at Ramsbottom United where he became the club’s leading appearance maker with 279 matches under his belt in a successful five-year stint from 2011.


He joined up with Paul Phillips at Ashton Utd in 2016, before following the manager to Stalybridge Celtic and then spent a season at Trafford before moving to Chester in the summer of 2018. Ironically ‘Shents’ follows Theo Roberts between the sticks at the Silverlands; Roberts was on loan from Chester for the whole of last season!

Tommy Taylor - goalkeeper

Signed from Scarborough Athletic for the 2020/21 Season.


nico de girolamo - defender (28)

Nico signed for Buxton after being surprisingly released by Matlock Town in February 2018 and impressed for the remainder of the season for the Bucks. This tall defender started his career at Heanor Town before spending five seasons at Mickleover Sports where his potential was monitored by previous Bucks manager Martin McIntosh.


Nico then joined Matlock in the summer of 2016. Another player to have an outstanding season last term and has made 56 (3) appearances, scoring 4 goals, to the start of the current campaign.

Stephen Brogan - defender

Signed for the Bucks from Spennymoor Town for the 2020/21 Season

connor o'grady - defender (21)

Sheffield born centre-back or right-back who signed for the Bucks in September 2019. Connor came through the ranks at Sheffield Wednesday, signing a pro contract extension in 2018 but was released last summer and joined the Bucks after trialing at Guiseley.


Connor has made a tremendous start to his Buxton career and was named captain for the first time against Witton Albion in late October where he turned in a man-of-the-match performance in the 2-0 victory.

Matt Curley - defender 

Signed from Hednesford during the 2019/20 Season.

Shane Killock - defender 

Signed from Alfreton Town for the 2020/21 Season.


Chris Dawson- midfield

Signed from Scarborough Athletic for the 2020/21 Season.

Reece King - midfield

Signed from Hednesford during 2019/20 Season.

warren clarke - midfield (21)

Young midfielder signed in September 2019 after trialing at Chesterfield FC.


Warren came through the ranks at Sheffield Wednesday FC and signed his first pro contract with the Owls in 2017 before being released last summer.

James Berrett - midfield

Signed for the 2020/21 Season.

eTHan padden - midfield (19)

Joined the club from local side Chapel Town in December 2019 after impressing in training. Ethan came through the junior system at Chesterfield before joining private academy side FBT International who specialise in gaining pro-contracts to young players. He had a trial period at Huddersfield Town and had interest from Aldershot and The New Saints before joining Glossop North End last summer.

Jack Sherratt - midfield

Signed for the 2020/21 Season.

Osebi Abadaki - midfield

Signed for the 2020/21 Season.

Tom Elliot - midfield (24)

Made an immediate impression on the Buxton 'faithful' with an impressive debut against Lancaster City in early December 2019 following his transfer from Hednesford Town. Tom initially came to light at Worksop Town before signing for Nuneaton Town in 2016. He followed then manager Tommy Wright to Darlington, making over 40 appearances for 'The Quakers' before signing for Hednesford last summer. He was the first signing made by Gary Hayward when he joined the Bucks as manager.

Louie davies - midfield (17)

Louie started playing football when he was 7 and was scouted in his first season for Sheffield Wednesday, where he then spent 8 years whilst also having spells at Sheffield United.


He then decided to have a six month break from playing football before rediscovering his love of the game playing for his local side Bakewell for a year then joining Matlock Town Academy and playing for their reserves.


He is now a second year student at the Buxton FC Academy and has signed for the First Team in September for the 2019/20 season.


Reece Styche - forward

Current Gibraltar International signed for the 2020/21 Season.

diego de girolamo - forward (24)

Former Italian Under 18s to Under 20s international who joined the Bucks in July 2018. Diego came through the junior ranks at Sheffield United before earning a professional contract and made several first team appearances for ‘the Blades’. His career at Bramall Lane was hindered by an injury picked up on Under 18 international duty that ruled him out for nine months in 2013. He enjoyed a loan spell at York City before returning to Sheffield where he scored his first goal for the Blades in a FA Cup tie against Preston North End. Two further loan spells at York and one at Northampton Town followed before signing for Bristol City in the summer of 2016.


He went on loan to Cheltenham in January 2017, scoring a hat-trick in the EFL Trophy against Leicester City Under 23s, and a further loan period was spent at Chesterfield in the first half of the 2017/18 season before his contract at Bristol City was terminated by mutual consent. He spent the remainder of that season at Macclesfield Town. He netted a dozen times in 24 (14) appearances last term for the Bucks.

James Walshaw - forward

 Signed from Scarborough Athletic for the 2020/21 Season.

Godwin Abadaki- forward

 Signed for the 2020/21 Season.

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